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, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on the obama name. and there's even a place t
of police firing tear gas at anti-government demonstrators and making several arrests. >>> president obama has a message for iran on this, the anniversary of that well-known hostage crisis. >> in a statement the president says iran needs to choose between focusing on the past or moving toward a brighter future. >> laura setrakian is in the mideast with a look at u.s./iran relations. good morning, lara. >> reporter: good morng, jeremy and vinita. when iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy, taking 63 americans hostage, they drove a wedge into u.s./iranian relations that's lasted more than 30 years. for 444 days the crisis continued. the hostage-takers called their captives guests of the ayatollah. they celebrated the embassy takeover as a victory against imperialism and the american super power. every year on the 4th of november iran's government commemorates the event with rallies against the u.s., the great satan in the eyes of the islamic revolution. this year the scene is more complicated. iran's government is railing against america while it publicly negotiates with the u.s. over it
at home and abroad, to govern the country. it's a serious challenge for president obama, who soon has to decide whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to combat the taliban. partly on whether he can trust karzai. many agree it will take more than just military might to meet those goals requiring karzai to live up his promises of boosting his own security forces and provide a table government. jeremy, vinita? >>> attorney general eric holder is taking heat from congress to try top terror suspects in new york city. republican senators argued a civilian trial would give suspected 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammad and others a world stage for propaganda. they said a civilian jury could acquit him. holder says that will not happen. >>> the senate has finally released a version of the health care reform bill. the total cost, $849 billion over 10 years. senate democrats claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion. they promise coverage to 94% of americans. democrats say they will raise money for the plan through higher payroll taxes for the rich and taxes on cosmetic
's elections. will barack obama help them win? >>> then, running research. with no shoes and a new book, one man's insight on marathons and human endurance. >>> and, movie magic. michael jackson tops the box office charts. ♪ they say why, why tell them that it's hun nature ♪ >> impressions of "this is it" in "insomniac theater." it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we both saw the movie over the weekend and i have to say i burned calories during the movie. >> you were the dancing guy? >> i was moving. the eater was sort of empty so i could gyrate at will. and nobody would pay attention. >> i think you'd be hard-pressed to not dance at least once during that. >> right. it brought back a lot of fond memories. michael in his healthier looking days certainly. and it was interesting. we'll talk about it. >> don't ruin it. >> i'll try not to. >> stay tuned for that part, we'll talk about it. >> stick around, we'll give our reviews. good morning on this monday. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> president obama is putting hit political clout on the
. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> as president obama returns from asia today there is an important development on capitol hill. >> the senate version of health care reform has finally been made public. now let the debate begin. john hendren has the details from washington. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after weeks of negotiations, senate democratic leaders unveiled their health care reform plan. they'll have to corral every supporter to get it to the president's desk. president obama called senate democrats' new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last leg of this journey that we've been on now for some time. >> reporter: the total cost is pegged at $849 billion over 10 years. they claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion over that period. while ensuring coverage for 94% of americans, including 31 million people who now have no coverage. >> and there's one sign that i think not only defines this moment, but also is going to define what's going to happen in
of the roadway. lanes have also been closed on a larger freeway. >>> president and mrs. obama hosted their first state dinner at the white house last night. the early buzz seems to indicate it was a pretty smashing success. >> state dinners are steeped in tradition but the obamas came up with their own modern touches. john hendren joins us from washington with more. good morning, john. >> reporter: officially, it was a tribute to india. president obama's debut state dinner was also a tribute to hollywood, bollywood, and washington. it was a bit like an intimate dinner party for nearly 340 of president and first lady obama's closest friends. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our beam. >> reporter: it was also democratic with a small "d." they held it in a tent, squeezing in twice as many on the south lawn as would have fit in the state dining room. >> even with a big white house like the white house there are only so many people we can invi invite. >> reporter: politicos like senator john kerry and house speaker nanc
taking this combination of medicines. >>> president obama heads to southkortoday, the last stop on his asia trip. before leaving china the white house announced president obama invited president hu to visit washington next year and the chinese president had accepted. the visit will allow a cooperative relationship between the two countries to further develop. >>> away from the presidential spotlight, secretary of state chinese counterpar morning over breakfast.ty about closer cooperation on ke issues including northkorea's nuclear program and the situ in pakistan. >>> the pentagon is expected to launch an investigation into how all branches of the military keep an eye on potential problem members. into possible misse signals in members. into possible misse signals in the case of major nidal hasan, the pentagon investigation would focus on personnel policies and the availability of mental health care for troubled service members. wu is website it set up to track in jobs created by federal stimulus money. the site was riddled with reports of new jobs in districts that did though
>>> it is a busy week for the obama administration on economic matters. today the treasury department is expected to start pressuring mortgage companies to cut payments for troubled homeowners. on thursday the white house hosted a jobs summit to confront unemployment. friday the government releases november figures on unemployment. >>> one in four homeowners owes more on their mortgage than what their property is worth. lenders are supposed to help those in trouble but abc's rachel martin reports today, the govern act >> reporter: the obama administration says banks aren't doing enough to help millions of americans at risk of losing their homes. so they'll announce a new strategy that will involve a campaign to name and shame. for nearly a year, the administration has been offering cash to banks if they'll lower mortgage payments for homeowners in crisis. the head of the program tells the "new york times" the banks are not doing a good enough job. some of the firms ought to be embarrasse andbe. members of the administration aren't the only ones frustrated. days ago a judge
. let's try something new. nude pics. send me some. text me. >>> looming decision. president obama sounds closer than ever to unveiling his afghanistan war strategy. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> he'll announce his decisions in a speech next tuesday. >>> be flexible. that's what an expert has told me about saving some money and finding the best travel deals during the holiday season. >>> and the winner is -- ♪ >> well, let's just say there's a new "dancing with the stars" champion and we'll tell you who it is coming up. it's wednesday, november 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> while i like the winner, the person i was rooting for didn't win. >> but the song you like was on the show, right? >> i was joking saying i wanted this song to be worked in somehow. whitney sang it last night. excellent job david banfield. >> you got your first request. >> i did. the list continues. >> we will get to find out who won the show coming up in just a few minutes. >> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> president
tension. how president obama is addressing sensitive issues in china today. his next step during an historic visit. >>> then, prison politics. plans to turn an illinois super max prison into the new home for guantanamo detainees. the pros and the cons. >>> and, fat fight. experimental medicine to battle obesity. the new drugs and how they work. it's monday, november 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning and thanks for being with us on this monday morning. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> we start this half hour in china where president obama has taken a staple of american politics, the town hall meeting, to hundreds of students. >> she joins us this morning from shanghai. good morning, yunji. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. when the president stirs started out he explained to the students how this was all going to work. this event was, in fact, supposed to be broadcast live on chinese state television. but apparently the government changed its mind at the last minute. it was only broadcast live on local stations here in shangha
day long. >>> difficult decisions. the world awaits president obama's military plans for afghanistan after an unexpected political move. >>> then, cleveland murders. six dead women found in one home. a suspect's disturbing background. >>> and, millionaire fair. who's catering to the ultra-rich during a recession. >> everybody's talking about the crisis but we don't feel it. >> it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you recovering from all the candy this weekend? >> i didn't have that much. i see you've got a stockpile. >> i knew people were going to bring in candy. a good amount next to my desk. >> that's my favorite too, the kit kat. you're going to have to share that. >> i'll give you some. one kit kat. >> i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> it now appears hamid karzai will be the president of afghanistan for the next five years. his main challenger heading into a runoff election has dropped out. abdullah abdullah made the surprising announcement over the weekend. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says the administration will work with
u.s. and in something of a surprise, president obama made a direct challenge on behalf of the dalai lama, whose struggles against repression by beijing. >> while we recognize tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hop
: rachel martin, abc news, washington. >>> president obama and israeli prime minister netanyahu discussed the mideast this morning at the white house. relations between the two countries have been strained since israel rejected a white house demand to stop building or expanding settlements into the west bank. the palestinians say israel has taken over land they intended for a future state. >>> 20 years ago this morning, east germany brought down the iron curtain that had divided east and west for nearly decades. >> hard to believe it's been two decades since that. but today, the people of the united germany will celebrate with candlelight memorials and concert featuring beethoven and bon jovi. >> reporter: the berlin wall, perhaps the most brutal symbol of the cold war, came down swiftly with this historic, earth-shattering announcement. >> east germans are free to cross all east german border checkpoints including those into west berlin. >> reporter: on november 9th, 1989, more than 10,000 east germans crossed the border into west berlin. the ironurtain had been lifted. >> it's unthinkab
. with this new surge of forces. >> i'm chris wallace and this is "fox news sunday." >> president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point. senator kyl, what will you be listening for? what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> first of all, i want to hear the details. will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and general mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area as quickly as possible? and the other two key elements, both the political and economic almosts, of counter insurgency. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. all that does is signal to the enemies and also to our allies, to the folks in pakistan as well as the afghanis, that we're not there to stay until the mission is accomplished. and they've got to know that we will be there for them until the mission is accomplished or they'll make other arrangements and it won't be to our benefit. >> senator bayh? >> chris, this is a very complex situatio
went to the shooting range. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama's popularity has real staying power. according to an abc news poll released this morning. 56% of americans approved of mr. obama's job performance. 42% disapproved. half said they trusted the president on health care reform. 37% trusted the republicans. the president got better marks on the economy. 52% say they backed president obama versus 37% who thought the gop was doing a better job. >>> but the president's mind is on international affairs during his state visit to china today. after meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning the president says both countries are looking for a comprehensive deal on climate change. the president also says china has helped the u.s. pull out of the worst recession in a generation. >>> the white house has set a date for its promised job summit. on thursday, december 3rd, economists, business owners and executives will be invited to the forum to share their ideas on how toate the next day president obama kicks off a sof vo communities hard hit by unemployment. to look fo
with president obama at the white house last night. earlier in the day netanyahu called for immediate peace talks. the palestinians want israel to free settlements, a position the obama administration supports. the white house visit was unusually low-key. afterward netanyahu cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today. >>> south korean military officials say one of its ships fired on a north korean navy vessel after it crossed over a border. the north korean ship returned fire in the yellow sea. it was heavily damaged before turning back. north korea may have initiated the conflict to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone
in colorado springs. >>> president obama tries to move the middle east peace process forward this evening at the white house. >> he meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu to soothe a strained relationship between the two countries. simon mcgreggor-wood is joining us from jerusalem with more on what's at stake. good morning, simon. >> reporter: there will be a meeting between president obama and the is rail lie prime minister netanyahu. the view here is the prime minister was made to sweat at this meeting. when he got on a plane to address this important jewish conference in washington he didn't know whether or not he was going to meet the president at the white house or not. late last night the white house announced there would be a meeting, a short one, late tonight well after the israeli tv bulletins are off the air. the message here is simply that the relations between the white house and this administration here in israel are strained to say the least. i think the white house people are saying, according to israeli sources, that the prime minister made the mistake of trying to in
a town hall meeting in shanghai today president obama heads to beijing for a state visit to the chinese capital. >>> general motors executives are expected to announce plans to pay back nearly $7 billion in federal loans today. the automakers' plan should be announced when gm releases its third quarter earnings. >>> former alaska governor sarah palin appears on "the oprah winfrey show" today. palin's become goes on sale tomorrow. >>> finally this half hour, a sport you probably have never heard of. it's called chess boxing. >> it's been called the thinking man's contact sport and the biathlon of the 21st century. it's been the butt of a few jokes too. mike lee takes a look. >> reporter: it looks and sounds like boxing. until round one begins. and the fighters, who look like they want to kill one another, instead sit down for a nice gale of chess. welcome to chess boxing. six rounds of chess shuffled with five rounds of boxing. and may the most brutal genius win. by knockout. a checkmate. or combined points from the judges. >> chess boxing challenges everything that you thought about box
stop using them until they receive a repair kit. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama has wrapped up his final war council meeting on afghanistan strategy. following the rare evening meeting the white house says the decision from the president would be announced within days. whether he decides to send more troops or not, the president faces fierce questions, even within his own party. >> this is the most thorough, the most sustained, the most thoughtful process i have ever seen. and over the long course of it, we have seen -- we have all learned a great deal from each other. >> ain't going to be no money for nothing if we pour it all into afghanistan. >> congressman david obey is among those suggesting a war tax to pay for a troop increase. families making $150,000 or more would face an additional tax of about 1%. >>> the democratic victory over health care reform turned out to be short-lived. infighting has broken out over the public option, with no support expected from republicans. all 60 democrats are now needed to pass the bill. and that will be a challenge. >> there are enough
>> you'll have to be very clear. >>> presidential warning. the message from barack obama to afghanistan's controversial re-elected leader. the political friction and what's next. >>> then, detroit dollars. what's driving ford's surprise profit picture and who could put the brakes on the automaker. >>> and, successful stretching. how yoga helps kids in the hospital and in the clasoom. >> after trying yoga i started getting better grades. >> it's tuesday, november 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> what about vikram. that's the hot one. >> it's too hot for me, i can't do it. >> too much work we will talk about how it's helping some ks coming up this half hour. good morning on this tuesday, i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>afghanistan's president hamid karzai is promising to include all afghans in his new government. >> the taliban is announcing a victory of its own. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after being dared the de facto winner of the elections president hamid karzai vowed to the public this morning that he would fight against
to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone call and said he did it to protect unborn children. he's charged with shooting dr. george tiller at a wichita, kansas, church in may. tiller was among only a few doctors who performed late-term abortions. >>> a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage could come as early as today in the new york senate. gay rights advocates hosted rallies in manhattan and elsewhere throughout the state. the prospects for passage are very uncertain because there are not enough supporters in the state senate. >>> 1 million baby strollers are being recalled because of a hinge that can sever children
the western front of the capitol. while republicans protested, president obama touted two big endorsements of the health care bill. from the aarp and the american medical association. >> i urge congress to listen to aarp, listen to the ama, and pass this reform for hundreds of millions of americans. >> health care for all! >> reporter: much smaller numbers, pro health care reform protesters. >> shame on senator lieberman! >> reporter: were arrested for occupying the office of democrat joe lieberman who said he may join republican efforts to kill the senate bill. eaker of the house pelosi is hoping those ama and aarp endorsements will help her pass the democratic bill in the house by this weekend. but they still don't have the votes yet to do that in an effort to help get them there, president obama will be on catol hill to rally democrats. jonathan karl, abc news, capitol hill. >> some flared tempers in washington looks like. >>> time for your friday forecast. stormy from seattle to portland with heavy rain, flooding and gusty winds. up to 3 fe of snow in the casca cascades. light rain and
on capitol hill. it's reported president obama will go to capitol hill after house democrats announce they'll try to vote on a health care bill this weekend. the aarp is expected to endorse the measure today and labor unions are asking members to call lawmakers to express their support. >>> and americans feeling the pinch of the recession could soon get some more help from washington. the senate voted unanimously to extend unemployment benefits for up to 20 additional weeks. the bill also expands the tax credit program for home buyers and gives tax relief to struggling businesses. the house could approve the bill as soon as today and the president plans to sign it. >>> time for your thursday forecast. stormy in the northwest with downpours from washington all the way down to the northern part of california. flooding near seattle. snow in the cascades. up to 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts along the coast. you can also expect light rain with some snow showers from pennsylvania to maine. >> 50s in the northeast. 85 in miami. 77 in new orleans. 77 in dallas. kansas city climbs to 60. omaha 62. det
coast to coast on the coate tails of barack obama. >> today voters will decide mostly local races with much less fanfare. in a handful of them the republicans are looking for a comeback. linsey davis reports. >> reporter: many political heavyweights are weighing in on a race that will do very little to shift the power balance in washington. new york's 23rd congressional district contest is a local race with national implications. >> it is a bit of a civil war inside the republican party and you are seeing the conservatives winning out over the more moderate wing of that party. >> reporter: over the weekend the official republican candidate in upstate new york's house race dede scozzafava withdrew and called on her supporters to back the democrat, bill owens, instead of the conservative candidate, doug hoffman. the vice president made an appeal for moderate republicans to vote democratic. >> decent-thinking folks who are pragmatic republicans, join us. we welcome you. >> you can have them, joe. you can have every damn republican moderate there is. >> reporter: if republicans win in
. but one lucky turkey is scaping the oven this year thanks to president obama. the president granted his first official pardon as president to courage, the turkey. he joked that he was planning to courage will spend the rest of his days at disneyland. for their part in saving his life animal rights activists honorary members in p.e.t.a. not all turkeys will be as fortunate today. we'll be right back with more me to death. there's so much to learn. i just shut down. but liberty walked me through it all like when i test at night or after i eat makes a big difference. a good diet and testing your blood sugar regularly can help you manage-even reduce-the risk of complications. that's why liberty offers a wide selection of most brand-name meters. and, all the help you need to undstand your meter. if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your join over a
since except two times when her rival, ellen degeneris, and first lady michelle obama joined her. in a letter written to staff members harpo president bennett said, we want that thank you for the partnership and friendship we have shared over the years. your invaluable support has helped us to create the phenomenon of "the oprah show" that we've all been so proud to be a part of for the last 24 years. it went on to say, if you think the last quarter century has been something, then don't touch that dial. as together we plan to make history in the next 20 months and beyond. >> the city has never failed me. i could start crying right now, talking about the city. >> oprah has no plans to move from chicago. at least through september of 2011. we've also learned tonight that the harpo offices and studios in the west loop will remain open. abc 7's john garcia is joining us live from there now with that part of the story tonight. john? >> reporter: harpo studios is best known for producing "the oprah winfrey show." in reality it is a busy production studio that does work on other televi
, washington. >>> president obama begins an eight-day trip to asia today without a decision about sending more troops to afghanistan. the associated press is reporting that president obama has decided to reject all of the troop options presented to him so far by his security team. former secretary of state colin powell has given the psident some advice on a radio program. >> this is a very difficult for one him and it isn't just a one-time decision. this is the decision that will have consequences for the better part of his administration. mr. president, don't get pushed by the left to do nothing. don't get push by the right you take your time and you you're the commander in chief and this is wyou electedfor. >> the u.s. ambaor afghanistanmy general, is said to be strongly against a troop surge. >>> did authorities miss clues that the suspected ft. hood gunman was in trouble? we have learned some of major nidal hasan's supervisors were concerned about his strong religious views and strange behavior. we know the fbi ran a background check when he bought a gun but did not share that information
year. >> reporter: they weren't. not even close. younger voters, president obama's strongest bloc, stayed home. the crucial independents flocked to the republicans. >> one of the reasons i think we were so successful with ken and bill and me tonight was that we had independents and democrats that came over to support us. >> reporter: the one bright spot for democrats, that new york congressional district where they picked up a seat held by republicans for 100 years. national conservative groups along with sarah palin drove the moderate republican from the race and gop leaders bemoaned the perils of infighting. >> if you don't live in the district, you don't vote there, your opinion really doesn't matter much. >> reporter: that really was the only good news for democrats. for example, here in new jersey, voters who said they cared about president obama's signature issue, change, they voted for the republican by a margin of 40%. john berman, abc news, jersey city, new jersey. >>> lawmakers want to help out those people who are out of work and extend breaks to home buyers. the senate
them on to officials at brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> president obama was among those paying last respects to shooting victims at ft. hood. mr. obama told stories about the 13 who were killed including aaron nemelka, a 19-year-old soldier, and 62-year-old michael cahill, the only civilian killed. the president also mentioned the suspect and spared no judgment. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice. in this world and the next. >> the president stopped at memorials paying tribute to each of the 13 victims. he left behind a presidentia coin at each place. >>> family members at ft. hood and nationwide watched the emotional memorial. bob woodruff reports on the victims and their loved ones. >> reporter: on this day of solemn remembrance it was clear. the wounds from the senseless tragedy cut deep and wide. dan krueger lost his niece. sergeant amy krueger. >> she was the bravest of the brave as far as we're concerned. >> reporter: it was a day when a
be a relief. jeremy? >> diana, thanks. >>> the secret service says president obama was never in any danger from the party crashing couple who slipped past checkpoints at tuesday night's white house state dinner. still the red-faced agency said it made an enormous security blunder. yunji de nies reports. >> reporter: in this mix of political power and hollywood glamour, michaele and tareq salahi seemed to blend right in. smiling with the vice president, the white house chief of staff, even abc's own robin roberts. >> she was working that tent. boy, was she working that tent. >> reporter: but the couple was not supposed to be here. their names not on the official white house guest list. the secret service says they have identified a checkpoint which did not follow proper procedures. but many guests had to pass through not one but two checkpoints. >> you first have to show i.d. to enter the gates of the white house. then, before you get into the white house, you again had to show i.d., and they again went through a long list. >> reporter: guests entered at the southeast gate where the secret
and many americans that president obama isithering around with the decision in afghanistan. >> with what goal, what ould be ourltatgoal? >> afghanistan -- the people ere, the governmt there, shou bable tke over and to have a more peaceful tence there for the people who li there without american interference, if you will. >> unemployment in thenited uld you do abo uneutmployment?w >> i'd start cti taxes and allowingur small businesses to keep more of what they're earni producing, morof what they own revesting in their businesses t and expandndire more people. not punishing them by forcing health care form dowein th thats, bfog an energ ilultima wtax emorthroats that anstd cohem moreo stay in buness. >> y do ha a way with word >> on the busissf can see wathat there weracn alka where one could see russia. do youlll alaska's proximity to russia, from whatever place youan see it, is significant forei poly rience? >> very significant and we are a gatekeeper for the contint. and for energy indepenncanns reurce develnt reasons, alas should be recnized s stracategic on on the gle. >> let's talk
for president obama who's attending a science and technology event in washington. he also meets with the secretary of state before presenting this year's robert f. kennedy humanitarian award. >>> and two astronauts from the shuttle "atlantis" will take the crew's final spacewalk of the mission. they plan to do some maintenance work outside the international space station. >>> finally this half hour, conflicting schedules because of the shuttle mission. >> astronaut randy bresnik is on the international space station 220 miles above the earth. but his wife gave birth to their first daughter yesterday. >> abc's gina sunseri reports from the johnson space center in houston. >> reporter: what a day for astronaut randy bresnik. his first spacewalk. and his first daughter. >> at 11:04 last night, abigail mae bresnik joins the nasa family. mama and baby are doing very well. >> reporter: the "atlantis" crew woke up to the song "butterfly kisses" which starts off with the very appropriate lyrics -- ♪ she was sent here from heaven and she's daddy's little girl ♪ >> reporter: in an exc
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